From traditional symbolism to modern fashion statements, anklets are one of the cutest accessories for summer, holidays and the beach. But you can totally wear them all year round. Here’s everything you need to know about anklets and how to style them. 

What are anklets? 

Also known as ankle chains or ankle bracelets, anklets are accessories worn around – you guessed it — the ankle. They come in lots of designs, from simple chains to intricately crafted pieces with charms and pendants. Plus, you can get them in different finishes like gold, silver or enamel. 

Abbott Lyon Anklets collage

How to wear anklets? 

Wearing anklets is all about your personal style and preference. They can be worn on one ankle or both, and while you might see them as a more relaxed look, or one for summer, you can wear them anywhere. Pair them with casual or dressy outfits, and with sandals, heels or even trainers. 

Are anklets still in style? 

Absolutely! Anklets have made a comeback over the last few years, gracing fashion runways and celebrity ankles alike. They’re easy to wear and pair with the rest of your outfit, and they really add a little extra something. 

Different types of anklets 

Anklets come in styles to suit every taste. From dainty chains to bohemian-inspired designs, there's a style for everyone. You can get anklets with beads, charms, crystals and patterns. Plus, there are different chain lengths, chain styles and materials available.  

History and symbolism of anklets 

Anklets have a rich history dating back centuries. They were worn by ancient civilisations like the Egyptians, who chose pieces made from precious metals and gemstones. In some cultures, they were symbols of wealth, status and even marriage. Anklets hold special significance in the world of jewellery, symbolising everything from love and friendship to spirituality and self-expression. 

Anklet sizes and measurements 

When choosing an anklet, it's important to consider the size and fit. Measure your ankle circumference and select one that sits comfortably without being too tight or too loose. You don’t want it hanging too low on your foot or feeling uncomfortably tight. 

Anklet charms and designs 

Add a personal touch with charms, from hearts to milestone symbols, so that you can express yourself and add meaning to your jewellery. The design possibilities are endless, and a cute anklet makes an ideal gift for the jewellery-lover in your life. Whether you prefer minimalist styles or bold statement pieces, there's an anklet design to suit every taste and occasion.  

Anklet care and maintenance 

To keep your anklets looking their best, you need to take care of them. Clean them regularly with a soft cloth and mild soap, then store them in a jewellery box or pouch to prevent damage. 

Anklets are more than just accessories—they represent style, individuality, and personal expression. Whatever you love, there's something for every taste and occasion. 

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